Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
CHEEK AUGMENTATION (MALARPLASTY) SURGERY
Prominent, full and high or "chiseled" cheeks are aesthetically pleasing because they help to keep our face in balance and give us a healthy and youthful look. Not everyone has strong cheekbones with adequate underlying soft tissue, which can lend to a face looking out of proportion and making a nose and/or chin look larger than actuality. A flawed and inadequate cheek structure may give the appearance of heaviness in the lower face and an aged look of the under eye area. Cheek Augmentation Surgery works to reverse asymmetry in the face, restoring and or creating a youthful and proportionately pleasing face. It can give balance to an otherwise less defined face or further augment an already existent cheek structure
WHAT IS CHEEK AUGMENTATION SURGERY?
Dr. Slupchynskyj's Cheek Augmentation Surgery uses synthetic or biological materials to augment, or make the malar and submalar structure of the face more prominent and aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Slupchynskyj's preferred technique involves an oral approach where the incision is made inside the mouth, versus in the hairline or intra-ocular (through the lower eyelid). There are no visible scars in this case and oral incisions heal much quicker.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHEEK AUGMENTATION SURGERY?
- Cheek Augmentation Surgery is effective and safe.
- Cheek Implants are designed to last a lifetime.
- Cheek Augmentation Surgery can further enhance an existing cheek structure or augment a weak cheek structure.
- Cheek Augmentation Surgery utilizing Dr. Slupchynskyj's technique does not have any visible scarring and heals much faster.
- Cheek Augmentation Surgery helps create a well proportioned, aesthetically pleasing face.
- Cheek Augmentation Surgery helps to sculpt a poorly defined face, giving beautiful contour and balance.
- Cheek Augmentation Surgery can be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as Chin Augmentation, Blepharoplasty, Facelift, Lip enhancement surgery, SlupLift MiniLift and Mid Facelift.
IS CHEEK AUGMENTATION RIGHT FOR ME?
As always, good health and realistic expectations are necessary for any successful result in Cosmetic surgery. Cheek Augmentation Surgery is a good choice if you have a drawn appearance with sagging or weak cheek structure. Cheek Augmentation Surgery is also a good choice to enhance what you naturally have. During your consultation, Dr. Slupchynskyj will closely examine your facial features and dimensions and thoroughly describe what you can expect from Cheek Augmentation. After examining your face, Dr. Slupchynskyj will discuss with you his suggested placement and size of the cheek implants. Last, risks, which may affect surgical outcome, will be discussed.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING AND IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MY CHEEK AUGMENATION SURGERY?
Cheek Augmentation Surgery is performed under local anesthesia and light sedation. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and lasts approximately one hour. Your results are immediate and you may experience some bruising and swelling. This is normal and will start to diminish within five to seven days and resolve completely within a few weeks. The sutures, if any, will be removed between three to 10 days depending on your individual case.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS TO CHEEK AUGMENTATION SURGERY? WHAT IS MY RECOVERY TIME?
Dr. Slupchynskyj will advise you to avoid any strenuous activity until he is confident you are healed. Dr. Slupchynskyj will also advise when you can return to normal activity, which for most patients, is within one to two weeks post surgery. Many patients return to work within five to seven days. If your incision was made orally, you will be advised to chew soft or liquid foods and maintain excellent oral hygiene during the healing process, as lack of oral hygiene increases risk of infection.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS OF CHEEK AUGMENTATION SURGERY LAST?
Cheek implants are designed to last a lifetime.